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New Zealand vs India: Shikhar Dhawan explains Sanju Samson’s omission from 2nd ODI after rain performs spoilsport

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India tour of New Zealand: Shikhar Dhawan-led India overlooked Sanju Samson and Shardul Thakur from the XI for the 2nd ODI. Deepak Hooda and Deepak Chahar took their place within the rain-affected match on Sunday.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 27, 2022 13:49 IST

Sanju Samson was overlooked from the XI for the 2nd ODI In Hamilton (AP Photo)

By India Today Web Desk: India’s stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan on Sunday defined the omissions from the XI for the 2nd ODI towards New Zealand in Hamilton. The match was deserted after simply 12.5 overs within the Indian innings as rain performed spoilsport, disappointing 1000’s of followers who had turned as much as make amends for cricket on a Sunday night.

India, who had been going through a must-win scenario within the 2nd ODI, made two modifications, leaving out Sanju Samson and Shardul Thakur. Dhawan and VVS Laxman-led management group introduced in Deepak Hooda and Deepak Chahar of their locations.

Explaining the decision to herald Deepak Hooda forward for Sanju Samson, Dhawan mentioned India made the transfer in a bid to have a sixth-bowling choice. Notably, India paid the value for heading into the sequence opener in Auckland with simply 5 bowling choices. Despite posting 306 for 7 in 50 overs within the first ODI, India had been handed a defeat as Tom Latham (!45) and Kane Williamson (94) helped the hosts gun down the goal in simply 47.1 overs.

“We wanted the sixth bowler to come in, so we brought Hooda in place of Samson. With Chahar, we wanted to try him and get one more swing bowler, who can trouble the batters,” Shikhar Dhawan informed the broadcasters.

India added Hooda’s part-time off-spin to the bowling unit that additionally had two younger operators in Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik. Notably, the 2 pacers made their ODI debuts in Auckland on Friday.

India additionally overlooked Shardul Thakur, who was costly in his second spell within the first ODI. Deepak Chahar, who had returned to the nationwide workforce set-up after a sequence of harm considerations, bought a sport however rain didn’t enable the match to be accomplished in Hamilton.

Questions had been requested of Sanju Samson and Deepak Chahar’s omission after the 2 gamers bought just one sport on the tour. Former India pacer Ashish Nehra mentioned India ought to have performed Hooda for his batting expertise and to not use him as a sixth bowler, saying the Baroda all-rounder is much from a dependable bowling choice.


Hooda picked up a 4-wicket haul within the 2nd T20I towards New Zealand however he was not thought of for the ODI sequence opener. On the opposite hand, Samson, who has been constant within the 50-over format of the sport, was benched despite the Kerala batter chipping with a vital 36 within the first ODI.,

Furthermore, Dhawan mentioned he has been having fun with touring with youthful ODI sides within the latest previous and that it is good to see the transition of the proficient cricketers within the absence of the massive names.

Dhawan was named the captain for the New Zealand ODIs after India rested Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul.

“Damn exciting, makes me feel so young. No, but seriously this is a good opportunity for the guys traveling so far, to see the way Shubman has batted and Umran’s bowling, glad to see that transition,” he mentioned.

India might be seeking to degree the ODI sequence once they face New Zealand in Christchurch on Wednesday, November 30.

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Nov 27, 2022